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Something about Falesia di Monte Faito


The “Falesia di Monte Faito” (that is “Crag of Faito Mountain”) has been established by Francesco Galasso between 2017 and 2018.

It’s a very interesting climbing spot because it is at almost 800m above the level of the sea (thus not too sultry during the hot seasons) and offers two complementary facings. In fact, one of its two climbing areas (Antonino) is North West faced, whereas the other one (Catiello) is South East faced. When Antonino is in shadow, Catiello is sunny, and vice-versa.

The approach is short and easy, and the space at the bottom of the rock wall is wide and comfortable: it’s good for families with children.

At now there are almost 20 routes, of low, medium, high difficulties, and some projects.

The climbing style is various but always technical: there are overhangs, slabs, vertical walls. There is even a great variety of holds: crimps, small cracks, pockets, tufas.

The rock is a good limestone. The bolts are certified and made of stainless steel 316L.

The view is stunning: from Catiello you can see the peninsula, Sorrento, Capri, and the other Islands.

The sunset from this climbing spot it’s a unique and unforgettable experience. Don’t miss!


Take the highway A3 Napoli-Salerno, and exit at Castellammare di Stabia, taking the SS145 road.

Continue on the SS145 up to the center of the Vico Equense town. Once there, follow the touristic signs to “Monte Faito”.

Park your vehicle in Via Monte Faito, just beyond a sign in maiolica with the inscription “Benvenuti al Monte Faito” (=“Welcome to Monte Faito”).